Teachers Really Need To Learn How To Use a Comupter

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Luigi239, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    This kills me. Today at school, we were presenting powerpoints on a long term assignment. Somebody brought in theirs on a CDR. The teacher puts it in the CD drive, and immediately clicks on the CD, and gets an error. She tries then to click on it again, but accidentally clicks on the server, and drags the server onto the CD, and windows asks if she wants to create a shortcut to the server. Then she almost gives up, but then starts to search the server to see if she can find the girls powerpoint. Surprise, she can't.

    Reasons like these make me hope that someday, teachers actually get training for technology, because chances are, if that teacher knew how to use a computer correctly, it would have worked. I know there isn't a whole lot of extra money flying around in a public school, but incidents like this are just plain dumb.

    Anything like this ever happen to you?
  2. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
  3. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
  4. Luigi239 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    No, (although if it happens again, i will) because it isn't worth arguing with this teacher, and she said that the girl could email it to her without a penalty. The teacher did the right thing, but it still bugged me.
  5. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    Sometimes, all a teacher needs is a good smacking. :D

    Prof. :apple:
  6. eric55lv Guest


    Aug 5, 2007
    Las Vegas,NV
    does your teacher use comps a lot because my sister nver uses the comp and when she does she is asking for help
  7. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005

    Stop what your doing and follow the instructions.


    1- Show no intreat in what's going on.
    2- If asked, say that you don't know how to solve the problem (even if you do).
    3- It will be apparent to you that you could help, don'! at any cost.
    4- Act normal and show no intreats at this device they call a computer.

    Failure to follow any of these instruction may cause of sever head ache and being called "The Tech Guy", please proceed at your own risk.
  8. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    All the teachers at my school are trained in all programs so none of these problems have ever presented themselfs to me.
  9. Luigi239 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    Heh, I am "The Tech Guy" for my family unfortunately. I always am called to fix my parents computers, and am going to be installing a dvd burner in my grandpa's computer next time I see him. I'm also planned to fix a network for a friend's family (they're taking me out to dinner, so I don't mind), and recently had to de-malware my uncles computer, which was no easy task considering that he didn't have the Xp install disks. Basically, I just said screw it, and told him to get a Mac.
  10. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    Amen to that!!!

    But getting pulled out of class to solve a problem is coo sometimes :) lol

    Really? Ours have a lot of training to... doesn't really help much. Especially when you have to tell the tech guys for the school what to do... hmm :eek:
  11. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Lucky you, I wish I didn't have to deal with incompetence!
  12. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    buddy of mine is a tech at a school, i here his horror stories all the time, sad yet somehow humorous
  13. Jschultz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Part of my program for becoming a teacher was a course called "IT-Instructional Technologies"

    Not that I didn't know how to use a comp before, but the class teaches you quite a bit.
  14. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    I am one in three freshmen among 17 unenthusiastic upperclassmen in my Computer Applications class. A prerequisite for that is Keyboarding, but I luckily tested out of that.

    Computer Apps is the biggest joke of my life. It is basic, basic Office stuff from a teacher who hasn't changed the curriculum since 1994. I feel that many of the kids in there already know this, but some just don't. I always finish the exercises extremely early so I have time to finish my French homework, but the people around me always ask me for help.

    I'm Mr. FixIt within my family. I spent the last two years trying to sort our mobile phones out, and I'm still not done. (I need to help my wishy washy sister decide on a phone.) I spent my entire Sunday afternoon working with Vista in my dad's office, which was a pain. I set up about five Macs this year. I activated three iPhones (which took about 48 hours.) I've recalibrated the RGB profiles on our rear projection TV so many times I'm started to go yellow-blue colorblind. I'm trying to get a fax machine from 1992 working, sorting through a rat's nest of cables.

    Life is good.
  15. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    x2 to that, man! I totally adopted those key steps after failing to a few times and facing the consequences.
  16. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I go to a tech school, and some of the students in my classes work at the school's help desk. Whenever a prof or a student has a problem, I've learned to let these guys handle it. I'm going to school to be an engineer, not a technician ;)
  17. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
    did it ever occurr to anyone that they don't know what they're doing because no one ever offered to show them? computers are beyond most teachers of the pre-button pusher generation. if instead of worrying about being the tech guy (or tech gal), show the teacher how to do it (unobtrusively) and get on with the class and LEARNING.
  18. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2006
    Port Pirie, South Australia
    I'm glad the teachers at my school are getting better. Most of them know the basics and some even have non-Windows computers running.

    My Chem and Physics teacher for example has Suse and XP running on his laptop as well as Mac OS X at home on his iMac. My Legal Studies teacher also has 7 laptops running XP, Ubuntu, Suse, Mac OS X and Mandriva.
  19. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Hmm.. oddly enough my father is a teacher who happens to be very good at using computers (and in fact is the one who set my on my mac-user path for life). But that couldn't possibly be, could it?
  20. TheQuestion macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2007
    Location is relative, no?
    The question is what sort of class was it? I have noticed some problems with technology penetrating into certain disciplines.
  21. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    My spanish teacher didn't even know you could present full screen in powerpoint until my class told her.

    She also can barely use her $$$ smartboard. She does not understand it at all. She always accidentally presses the right click button on the "Boligrifo Espescial" and it confuses her so much.

    It's rather entertaining.
  22. MLeepson macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2007
    I am forced to take a class called "Intro to Research" as it says in the class description "Students will become familiar with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Publisher." My teacher doesn't even know how to use PowerPoint. I can't wait until we get to Publisher!
  23. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
  24. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    Unfortunatley I am "The Tech Guy" at both home and college.The IT guys are terrible, so I end up fixing most (if not all) of the problems in class. Even easy things like putting a VHS tape on!
  25. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007

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